Safeguarding statement

We believe that every human being is made in the image of God. It follows that we should honour everyone regardless of their age, capabilities, gender or ethnicity.
Protecting the vulnerable, whether adults or children, is a responsibility carried by all in Christian ministry; we cannot be satisfied until we are sure we have done all in our power to protect them from harm. Our churches must be a safe haven.

Our parish Safeguarding contact:

Finding Support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child. Or visit here.
  • Childline: 0800 1111 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything. Or visit here.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse. Or visit here.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to. Or visit here.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0800 069 9784 (open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm). Or visit here.